I Like Crochet Magazine | August 2017 Edition

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The new issue August 2017 edition of I Like Crochet Magazine is out now! And the summer issue is jam-packed full with fabulous warm-weather patterns (and even patterns so you can get a jump start on autumn).  


If you haven’t heard of I Like Crochet magazine before it’s a US bi-monthly digital magazine which is published by the creators of AllFreeCrochet.com

I was given the opportunity to view the August issue of the magazine and there are soooo many fresh and colourful designs that are bold, lightweight and perfect for the season. 

Some of my favourites include the Boogie Woogie Pillow & Daisy Bloom Pillow by 


Daisy Bloom Pillow

the Sydney Harbors Scarf & Tahiti Blanket by 


Tahiti Blanket

and the Venice Vest by 


Venice Vest

I keep coming back to the Venice Vest, it’s just gorgeous isn’t it! I think I need to add it to my (long) list of things to make for sure!

There are over 29 beautiful patterns in the August edition but if you enjoy crochet magazines you might want to consider a subscription.  1 year membership starts at as little as $19.97 / £15.87 – so if you subscribe you do save! 

Until next time folks! Happy hooking and keep calm and crochet on my friends xx


July in a Nutshell

And there goes July!  Another summer month over! But what’s been nice is that for once England has been blessed with uncommonly good weather!  

We spend the last days of June and the beginning of July in France on our family holiday which was just fantastic.  The camp-site was amazing with a great onsite indoor and outdoor pool with water-slides (which Little G loved!).  We got to see a lot of the sites around Brittany, went on a boat trip, a miniature train and Little G even rode a miniature pony!  It was just lovely spending time together as a family.  We spent a couple of days at the beach… and I’m not trying to make you jealous but look!!

P1140671Though whilst on the beach I came across a really strange phenomenon; an escargatoire (I googled it) which basically means a collection of snails – and what a collection!  I thought it was kind of beautiful.


July-02It was nice to see that crochet was present in Brittany; on the top of the little shops many had these adorable little crochet pelmets!  I swear I can find crochet anywhere!

July-03It really was a wonderful holiday!  We were all a little sad to leave; though there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed!

It was too hot to crochet on holiday so I didn’t actually pick up a hook the whole time I was there which was strange and I was itching to pick up a hook when I came back.  So on my return I had some fun working on an amigurumi test for Gerald Giraffe which I blogged about here. I also released my own free amigurumi pattern the ‘teeny tiny daschund’ which I blogged about here. The rest of the month was taken up working on a sort of big something new (all will be revealed at a later date!).  

One thing I have to confess to is that I am completely behind my schedule with my personal mini Afghan square challenge to design 1 new afghan square per month.  Well I have designed the squares for each month I am just behind in getting them tested!  I need to catch up on that – but the weather has been so nice; it’s a shame to waste it sitting inside on the computer!

That said I’m off to try and spend a bit of time writing up some overdue patterns for testing so watch this space!

Have a happy month of hooking!